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Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) are supposed to be a cream and powder hybrid that “does not require primer” and “does not crease, flake, or smudge” with “intense pigmentation.” On the whole, these three were good with two shades having excellent pigmentation and one have good (but not great) payoff. The wear was still hovering around the seven-hour mark, so I’d recommend still using a primer underneath these to prolong the wear. They act primarily like powder eyeshadows, and in that respect, you’ll get the color to transfer if you pressed your fingertip to your lid, and if you wiped (even lightly), you’ll see the color move slightly, so I wouldn’t call them smudge-proof. I liked these a lot for their richness and intensity, though I wish they lasted longer.

They reminded me of Ardency Inn’s Manuka Honey Eyeshadows as well as some of the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows (more the Metallic finishes) or even some of the ultra metallic Sleek eyeshadows (Sunset #3 comes to mind). All more powder-like than cream, but they have a creaminess and intensity to them that is reminiscent of cream eyeshadow.

Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright amethyst purple.” It’s a brightened, cool-toned violet purple with a frosted finish. This was the weakest eyeshadow out of the ten launched, as it had less intense color payoff, while the texture was thinner–it felt a little more “pressed” into the pan and didn’t have the same richness or creaminess that the other shades did. It is almost as if it flakes off the surface of the pan at times when trying to use it. I did try using it with a damp brush, but the results didn’t seem to intensify. On me, the color creased slightly after seven hours. Ardency Inn Royal (P, $21.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Pop Culture (P, $5.99) is lighter, bluer. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (LE) is warmer. Fyrinnae Because Cats (P, $6.80) is darker, bluer. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is darker. Fyrinnae Parental Advisory (DC, $8.25) is brighter. Urban Decay Omen (P, $18.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Flash (P, $18.00) is warmer. MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. Inglot #439 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones.” It’s a slightly muted, medium brown with warm, coppery undertones and a metallic sheen. In the pan, I can see the “taupe undertones,” but applied, it’s really quite warm and more orange/copper. It had rich color payoff that went on very smoothly and blended easily. The consistency was soft, creamy, and made it so a little went a long way. On me, the color wore well for seven hours before creasing. Dior Cuir Cannage #4 (P) is less shimmery. MAC Mortal #4 (LE) is darker. Tarte Copper Kettle (LE) is less shimmery, darker. Stila Peace (P) is more muted. Stila Affection (P) is similar. Makeup Geek Roulette (LE, $5.99) is more orange/red. Make Up For Ever ME612 Silver Brown (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever D712 Creme Brulee (P, $21.00) is brighter. Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (P, $21.00) LORAC Unbelievable (P) is more muted. MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 (P, $21.00) is less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Mesmerized Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep medium taupe with strong purple undertones.” It’s a dark, taupe brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It was incredibly rich in pigment, and the texture of the eyeshadow was silky, creamy, and very blendable on the skin. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing. Chanel Poesie #4 (LE) is darker, cooler-toned. Ardency Inn Hell (P, $21.00) is yellower. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #1 (P) is less metallic. Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is warmer. Urban Decay Mugshot (P, $18.00) is similar. MAC Phresh Out #4 (LE) is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Acute (P) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Caitlin Rose
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Grandstand
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Mesmerized
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Makeup Geek Caitlin Rose Foiled Eyeshadow
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I expected these to be more like the Stila foiled eyeshadows, but they look more like regular metallic shadows. Maybe like Colorpop eyeshadows? I wonder if the Milani foiled eyeshadows will be like these.

I have to admit, I’m glad they aren’t like Stila’s, since I hated those πŸ™ The texture is a lot creamier and denser than most powder eyeshadows.

I wish they had more cool-toned neutrals – it was the first thing I noticed: a lot of warm tones (that are more dupable than not).

It felt slightly more packed into the pan compared to the other shades, so I don’t know if there may be variance between batches or not.

The closest would be Magic Act, Grandstand, Mesmerized, though they’re not one for one. Magic Act is too yellow/gold, Grandstand is warmer and browner (also darker), and then Mesmerized is closer to the third shade in the Tom Ford quad, but it is darker and cooler-toned.

These look nice, but I’m pretty sure I have dupes somewhere… Also, I guess I’m not seeing what’s special about these. They seem like just normal metallic shades?

The texture is creamier/thicker – in the same way that Ardency Inn and MUFE’s more shimmery shades feel almost like cream eyeshadows because of how smooth they are.

I’m honestly a lot less impressed with these after your review. I was kinda foolish to think they’d be spectacular but ah well! I dont think I’ll order any more after all.

I wish they wore longer on their own, but they’re really blendable and apply well to bare skin (something I’ve learned to appreciate after testing a lot of eyeshadows without primer). I think they’re pretty good other than the wear part!

No wonder I jumped for Caitlin Rose as soon as I could. It’s filling the gap that Ardency Inn Royal was supposed to fill but I Royal is still out of stock in Sephora.

Hmn, maybe Marlena really pushes her finger into pans during her swatch videos. If I had 1/4 inch of eye shadow on my finger I’m sure my wrist swatches would look intense, too.

I never completely trust advertised wear time. Go for something true (“6+ hours!”) rather than something you can’t promise (“up to 12 hours!”), marketing teams. =[

I’m still getting Caitlin Rose. I have plenty of purple and plum eye shadows/creams I can use as a base color.

It is a very pretty shade of purple! I definitely wouldn’t mind if I didn’t see any especially extravagant wear times (12, 15, 24, etc. hours) from brands!

Mesmerized is one of the prettiest taupes I’ve seen. Caitlyn Rose is a beautiful color, and being it’s for charity, they should have got the formula perfect. Do think primer would help the color? It won’t do anything for the flakiness, though. Hmmmm….

Primer will probably help amplify (and prolong wear) the color, at least. Using it with a damp brush may help to smooth it out (pigmentation didn’t seem to intensify with damp application, though).

πŸ˜€ I absolutely love this eye look! It’s like you’re a gorgeous bronze goddess statue come to life (at least in my overactive imagination). It’s metallic enough to mean it, but not so OTT that it looks like stage makeup. Love it! πŸ˜€
It’s a shame about the pigmentation on Caitlin Rose, bit there’s always Royal there in the dupes to make me feel better, LOL! ^_^

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